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Princeton Events, Entertainment, Things To Do, Activities, Attractions

As the hub of entertainment and events in the Central New Jersey Area, Princeton provides an enormous opportunity for those residents and visitors looking for arts organizations, movies, culture, music, lodging, restaurants, and tickets to shows and local attractions. With the McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts – the region's leading performing arts center - in our backyard, the music never stops and the curtain is always going up!

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Kelsey Theatre


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The Kelsey Theatre is proud to be home to a talented student company, modern dance ensemble, symphonic band, and 12 different resident theater community and semi-professional theater companies. Theater lovers can revisit their favorite musicals and dramas, and enjoy some newer Broadway gems, while younger audiences will have an opportunity to see the greats for the very first time. Nineteen full-length dramas and musical productions come to the Kelsey stage, along with seven shows offered through the Kelsey Kids Series performed by traveling professional troupes and local companies. To view the current performance schedule, visit www.kelseyatmccc.org

MarketFair


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MarketFair understands how much your home means to you. That is why we feature the finest collection of home furnishing stores you'll find anywhere. Design ideas are everywhere, from the smallest accents in your kitchen, to an entire new living room. It's a place to find inspiration, and turn that inspiration into reality.

MarketFair understands how much shopping means to you. That's why you'll find a host of great stores for fashion apparel in our one-of-a-kind, relaxing environment. While you uncover the latest styles, you can grab a bite to eat at one of our quick or full service restaurants. Don't forget you can always see the latest flicks here too!

New Jersey State Museum


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Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium, featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars. The largest planetarium in New Jersey, it seats 150 visitors in specially-designed reclining seats that transport an audience to any astronomical destination. Now featuring state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo, visitors will feel the sensation of zooming through the Solar System and beyond. This cutting-edge digital technology immerses audiences within images covering the entire 360 degree inner dome. The Planetarium offers something for everyone; with both traditional sky and laser programs, it is the only planetarium of its kind in New Jersey.

 Museums    Planetariums  

Catch A Rising Star


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Catch A Rising Star Comedy Clubs have been a tradition since 1972 when it opened its first club in New York City. Catch has an impressive roster of alumni: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Rosie O’Donnell, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Richard Belzer, Ray Romano, Jon Lovitz, Chris Rock, Bob Saget, and Robert Wuhl. Our commitment to tomorrow's comedy stars has remained the same over our history, and continues today from four locations in Reno NV, Providence RI, Princeton NJ, Freehold NJ, and Delray Beach Fl.

3 Shows weekly at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Princeton NJ. Show times: Fri. 8:00, and Sat. 7:30 & 9:30, Please check out our website for more info and to purchase tickets.

 Comedy Clubs  

Pinot's Palette Princeton


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Pinot's Palette Princeton, an upscale paint and sip entertainment destination, was recently voted "Best Art Classes" by Town Topics Newspaper! Come find out why they are the best for a girls night out, date night, bachelorette party, corporate team-building, office party, or any special occasion. Anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative - no art experience required! In two or three hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while sipping on your favorite beverage. With step-by-step instructions from one of the local artists, you will create the evening's painting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Pinot's Palette is BYOB and has partnerships with restaurants to offer a variety of catering options to make the most of your party! Pinot's Palette is conveniently located at the Princeton Forrestal Village right off US Highway 1.